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Design of Cities: Revised Edition (Penguin Books)

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"The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights." —The New Republic

In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city. Perhaps the most significant of these are simultaneous movement systems—the paths of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, public and private transportation—that serve as the dominant organizing force, and Bacon looks at movement systems in cities such as London, Rome, and New York. He also stresses the importance of designing open space as well as architectural mass and discusses the impact of space, color, and perspective on the city-dweller. That the centers of cities should and can be pleasant places in which to live, work, and relax is illustrated by such examples as Rotterdam and Stockholm.

Synopsis:

In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great city.

About the Author

Edmund N. Bacon was born in Philadelphia and studied architecture at Cornell University and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, under Eliel Saarinen. In 1938, after two years as a city planner in Flint, Michigan, Mr. Bacon became managing director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission from 1949 until his retirement in 1970. Under his leadership Philadeplphia became engaged in a continuous program of restoration and rebuilding that has become famous around the world. In 1971 Mr. Bacon was awarded the American Institute of Planners Distinguished Service Award for his innovations and achievements as Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword Revised Edition

Foreword

THE CITY AS AN ACT OF WILL

AWARENESS OF SPACE AS EXPERIENCE

THE NATURE OF DESIGN

WAYS OF PERCEIVING ONE'S SELF

THE GROWTH OF GREEK CITIES

DESIGN ORDER OF ANCIENT ROME

MEDIEVAL DESIGN

UPSURGE OF THE RENAISSANCE

DESIGN STRUCTURE OF BAROQUE ROME

DUTCH INTERLUDE

18TH AND 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN DESIGN

DEVELOPMENT OF PARIS

EVOLUTION OF SAINT PETERSBURG

JOHN NASH AND LONDON

VITRUVIUS COMES TO THE NEW WORLD

LE CORBUSIER AND THE NEW VISION

THE GREAT EFFORT BRASILIA

PEKING

SIMULTANEOUS MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

DECISION MAKING

PUTTING THE IDEAS TO WORK PHILADELPHIA

GRIFFIN AND CANBERRA

CITY FOR HUMANITY STOCKHOLM

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Appendix

Notes on Illustrations

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140042368
Author:
Bacon, Edmund N.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Bacon, Edmund N.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Harmony
Subject:
Space (Architecture)
Subject:
City and state planning and urban development
Subject:
Space
Subject:
Harmony (aesthetics)
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Books
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19760531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.88x8.06x.70 in. 2.24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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